Literacy tutor training available

WATERTOWN, NY – Literacy of Northern NY is hosting a 12-hour tutor training for volunteers interested in helping adults improve their reading and writing skills. The training will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 27, April 2, April 5, and April 10 in the third floor conference room of Key Bank, 200 Washington Street, Watertown. Participants are required to attend all four sessions. Topics covered during the course include phonics, word patterns, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and lesson planning. There is a $30 fee for the textbook or participants can borrow a used book for free. Registration is required by calling LNNY at 315-782-4270 or filling out a form on our website,

Anyone interested in tutoring but cannot attend the course can call LNNY to inquire about our online tutor training option.

Volunteers who successfully complete the training will be matched with one adult who needs help with literacy skills. LNNY tests the literacy levels of each student, writes up an individualized learning plan, and provides the tutoring books and materials free of charge. Tutors meet their student in public places such as libraries. LNNY is a partner agency of United Way of Northern New York.